Discover Archery (Intro to Archery) – Ages 6 and Up

From your very first session at Lancaster Archery Academy, you will learn archery etiquette and safety while beginning to develop your shooting form and having fun shooting arrows. Our knowledgeable instructors will work with you to instill the basics of archery and to develop your confidence and competence on the range, creating a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will allow you to progress in this exciting sport. Archery is ideal for even the youngest participants, as it provides opportunities for growth, achievement and camaraderie. Boys and girls will develop upper body coordination and strength in an active, supportive environment that fosters social skills and provides training in a sport they can enjoy throughout their lives.

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Experience Archery

For archers who already have some archery experience, Lancaster Archery Academy provides the instruction and guidance to hone skills and improve form, focus, concentration and shot execution. The Experience Archery class meets for one hour per week over a six-week period. This creates a framework for further competition and develops strength and accuracy as well as confidence and consistency.

Whether you are interested in fun and recreation or looking to further your skills in competitive archery students of all ages will find a comfortable, supportive environment at Lancaster Archery Academy. Our Experience Archery classes are great fun for the whole family and allow archers of all ages and genders to test their skills against one another in a fun and relaxed environment.
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USA Archery Level 2 Instructor Certification Course

A Level 2 Instructor works with a more established archery program such as J.O.A.D., A.S.A.P., college clubs and local clubs with a strong beginner component. Level 2 Instructors are also certified to teach Level 1 courses.

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USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach Certification Course

The Level 3 course transitions from group instruction and into individual athlete development to grow archery teams among the many programs learned about in the Level 2 . Level 3 Coaches are certified to teach Level 1 and Level 2 courses.

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Explore Archery Summer Day Camps

Are you looking for a new adventure for your children this summer?  Lancaster Archery Academy's Summer Day Camps are the best place for your children to learn all the basics and fundamentals of archery.  The day camp offers hours packed full of fun games and activities that will develop kid's archery confidence and skill set.  Our certified instructors will work with your children to anchor their passion and target their dreams.

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Target Archery with Dick Tone

Join us for an intermediate to advanced level, Olympic Recurve Archery course with world-class experts, Dick Tone and Jay Barrs May 3-5, 2019. This course is designed for coaches and experienced archers of age 11 and up looking to advance their skills to the highest level. Tone will teach you the physical dynamics of an archery shot in great detail, but in easily understood terms. Both coaches and archers will gain a comprehensive understanding of what really happens when you shoot a bow. Dick will go into detail how the body reacts to the pressure of the bow, and what must happen once the string is released for accurate and repeatable shooting. Simple physics are key to performing the shot correctly. Learn how an archer's form and shot execution affect the dynamics of the shot and therefore accuracy. Dick and Jay will also cover and answer questions on the mental aspects of shooting, handling tournament pressure with a positive attitude, training techniques and drills, and tournament preparation. 

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USA Archery Level 1 Instructor Certification Course

The Level 1 Archery Instructor Certification Course provides the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range. Level 1 Instructors are prepared to teach beginner archery programs to people of all ages and abilities. The Level 1 Instructor will learn about range safety, range setup, the steps of shooting, and basic equipment and repair.

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S3DA Basic Instructor Course

This course is designed to give you the knowledge to confidently teach archery and the S3DA program to youth in your area.  This course will give you a comprehensive overview of the S3DA program, equipment used, range set-up, basic archery form, safety in teaching the first shot, S3DA games and Pope & Young Clear Path Bowhunting Initiative.  Instructors will also learn how to build an after school program or team in their area and work hands on with the Pennsylvania State Coordinator, Dan Schuller.  

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Wilde Shots Compound Archery Seminar

Join us for an intermediate- to advanced-level, three-day Compound Archery course with world-renowned professional archers – and brothers - Reo Wilde and Logan Wilde, Dec. 7-9, 2018. This course is designed for coaches and experienced archers ages 11 and up looking to advance their skills to the highest level. The Wilde brothers will teach you the physical techniques of an archery shot in great detail, but in easily understood terms. Archers will be given aiming exercises and visualization techniques that they can do at home to improve their performance. Both coaches and archers will gain an understanding of the shot process and training necessary to achieve proper form. Reo and Logan will go into detail about how to strengthen, improve and understand your mental game. Reo and Logan will also cover handling tournament pressure with a positive attitude, training techniques, and drills, and tournament preparation. 

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Intermediate 1 Archery

We believe any student can learn how to shoot a bow accurately, no matter their age, level of experience, or physical stature. No matter where you start, there will come a point where you have mastered the basic fundamentals, and begin looking for the next step. The Intermediate 1 class is that step. Throughout this six-week course, we’ll be looking at different skills and form mechanics that will make your bow work well for you. Sign up today, and begin refining your technique! 

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Intermediate 2 Archery

Drawing and shooting a bow can be one of the most satisfying feelings anyone can ever experience. For many, however, even once they have gained a solid foundation of archery knowledge, there can still be form inconsistencies that prevent them from achieving the level of accuracy they might desire. The Intermediate 2 class is designed to give the archer an in-depth look at how to draw their bow more efficiently, and get the most out of their shot process. Sign up for our class, and find out just how accurate you can be!

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Intermediate 3 Archery

It is our belief that anyone can be successful at tournament-style archery. Whether your ambitions are local, national, or even global, refinement of your mental and physical techniques is a must if you want to achieve your goals. The Intermediate 3 class provides fine-tuning to your mental and physical games that will help give you an edge. Whether you are looking to have a friendly competition with friends, or looking to enter your first tournament, take our class, and make your goals a reality.

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Home school Archery Group

From your very first class at Lancaster Archery Academy, you will begin developing your shooting form and learning to group arrows. Our knowledgeable instructors will work with you to instill the basics of archery and to develop your confidence and competence on the range, creating a solid foundation of knowledge and skill that will allow you to progress in this exciting sport. Archery is an ideal sport for even the youngest competitors, as it provides opportunities for growth, achievement and camaraderie. Boys and girls will develop upper body strength in an active, supportive environment that fosters social skills and provides training in a sport they can enjoy throughout their lives. To schedule your home school group please contact us.

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Scouting Events

Our USA Archery Certified Academy Instructors are a top resource to help your scouts earn their badges. We work with your troop to help them achieve their goals and become knowledgeable archers. We are proud to have an experienced Merit Badge Instructor certified through the Boy Scouts of America on our team. For our Girl Scout Troops, we offer an hour instructional lesson to meet the criteria of the badge you designed. Please contact us to find a day and time that fits best with your troop.

Merit Badge Requirements:

  • Safety
  • Name the parts of an arrow, types of arrows, principal materials of arrows, building and storing arrows
  • Proper use, storage and reasons for archery accessories (tabs, arm guards, finger gloves, quivers etc.)
  • Explaining important terminology
  • Learn to make a bowstring
  • Different types of Archery
  • How to score your arrows on a FITA & NFAA Target
  • Understanding of the Olympic Round
  • With a Recurve Bow Scouts will name the parts of the bow, explain how to care for and store the bow, string the bow, install the nocking point and demonstrate the 10 steps for good shooting.
  • Scouts must score their shooting and achieve a minimum score of 150

The cost for the Merit Badge Course is below. The length of the course varies with the size of the group, but takes approximately 8 hours to complete.

6 people - $100 per person

7 people - $90 per person

8 people - $80 per person

9 people - $75 per person

10 people - $70 per person

11 people - $65 per person

12 people - $60 per person

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Girl Scout Archery Badge Classes are $17.99 per person, and generally last for one and a half hours. The course material covers safety, overview and types archery, parts of equipment and bows, shooting form and terms, and lastly how to shoot a bow!